It's an odd sort of holiday.^ I mean making peace with the Native Americans, but it wasn't really such a good deal for them was it?* But it's in the past so what we have is an excuse to eat a lot!! It’s supposed to be a day when we are grateful/thankful for the good things in our lives.
When I was little I hated it when people suggested we say what we're thankful for out loud because I never said anything that wasn't generic. The food on the table, family, friends etc... Now as an adult there are numerous things I can say I am truly grateful/thankful for. Yet, they are still pretty much generic. I'm thankful for all my loved ones, especially my two healthy kids and my husband who provides for us. I'm thankful that we can afford to have a thanksgiving dinner. Financial wise things might be tight sometimes, but we've never gone with out our basic necessities- food, clothes, or shelter. For that I am extremely thankful.
Beer Butt Chicken (taken from Jaime's America)
Sweet Potato Mash
Polenta and Cheese Muffins (taken from 100 Magnificent Muffins and Scones)
and last but not least...... Pumpkin Cheesecake (taken from Tea with Bea)
I'll be posting the muffins and cheesecake this weekend!Note: Reading the Daily Mail, in an attempt to win a Dream Winter Cottage, I came across this article 'Thank you replaced by Cheers...' and thought it was appropriate for today!
*Addams Family Values!!